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[Assorted flowers] [graphic] / L.A.B.
Album page containing a drawing of a bunch of assorted flowers., Title supplied by cataloguer.

"Forget me not!" [graphic] / M.F.
Album page containing a drawing of a stem of forget-me-not and a poem about remembrance., Title from manuscript verse., Probably by Margaretta or Mary Forten, daughters of Philadelphia African American entrepreneur and activist James Forten, who were members of the interracial Pennsylvania Female Anti-Slavery Society.

"I love a flower!" [graphic] / S.M. Douglass.
Album page containing a drawing of a wild pink rose and eight lines of allegorical verse about the beauty of flowers., Title from manuscript verse., Douglass, an artist and prominent Quaker member of the Philadelphia African American elite community, was best known as an educator and anti-slavery activist.

"Long long be thy heart with your memory fill'd..." [graphic] / Margaretta
Album page containing a drawing of a vase of flowers and a poem about remembrance., Title from manuscript verse., Forten, a member of the interracial Pennsylvania Female Anti-Slavery Society, was the daughter of Philadelphia African American entrepreneur and activist James Forten.

No marvel woman should love flowers... [graphic] / Selected by S.M. Douglass.
Album page containing a drawing of red and blue flowers and six lines of allegorical verse about unappreciated beauty., Title from manuscript verse., Douglass, an artist and prominent Quaker member of the Philadelphia African American elite community, was best known as an educator and anti-slavery activist.

[Residential New York street] [graphic].
Album page containing a drawing of a residential New York Street scene with a traveller on horseback conversing with a man near a house., Title supplied by cataloguer., Possibly by Amy Matilda Cassey.

[Rose with open scroll] [graphic].
Album page containing an incomplete drawing of a spray of red rose behind a blank open scroll., Title supplied by cataloguer., Possibly by Amy Matilda Cassey.

"A token of love from me, to thee" [graphic] / S.M. Douglass.
Album page containing a drawing of a black butterfly on a twig with flowers., Title from manuscript note., Douglass, an artist and prominent Quaker member of the Philadelphia African American elite community, was best known as an educator and anti-slavery activist.

[Vase of flowers] [graphic].
Album page containing a drawing of a vase of flowers., Title supplied by cataloguer., Possibly by Amy Matilda Cassey.

The Wife. By Washington Irving. [graphic] / P.H.R.
Album page containing an ornately calligraphed transcription of an excerpt from the Irving sketch in "The Sketch Book of Geoffery Crayon, Gent" about the wife as a helpmate to her husband. The sketch first published in 1816 was widely reprinted in periodicals during the 1830s, including in "The Ladies Garland" in 1838., Reason, an African American New York engraver, was one of the only successful Black engravers during the 1830s and 1840s.